Jessica Ashley Megliss & Nicholas Dean Kennedy


John and Loretta Megliss;
Terry and Pamela Wirginis.

University of Pittsburgh grads Jess and Nic were married in a traditional Catholic ceremony at Heinz Memorial Chapel by Msgr. V. Paul Fitzmaurice (1212 Cathedral of Learning, Oakland; 412/624-4157,



Designer Sherri Kai, of Bettis Floral (1820 Homeville Road, West Mifflin; 412/466-5540,, dazzled guests with lush bouquets made of roses, orchids and daisies. She decorated the decks of the Gateway Clipper Fleet’s Majestic, creating an English garden design for the first deck and an edgy, contemporary look for the second.

Laura Ruppersberger Photography

On The Bride
Jess wore a traditional ivory, silk ball gown with gold beaded, embroidered lace from St. Pucchi (7709 San Jacinto Place, Suite 100, Plano TX; 800/932-0249, and shoes from Stuart Weitzman.

On The Groom
The groom wore a Jos. A Bank tux from his own wardrobe.



Nic and his bride took to the rivers to celebrate their nuptials, boarding The Majestic for a fantastic party (412/355-7980, Three hundred forty guests enjoyed the lavish affair, complete with a menu catered by the Gateway Clipper, ice sculptures (Ice Creations; 412/824-5636, and a view of Zambelli fireworks at the end of the evening.

The couple opted for the Princess Stephanie cake from Oakmont Bakery (531 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont; 412/826-1606, This show-stopping confection was adorned with gold fondant bows and the crystal-swan cake topper Jessica’s parents used at their own wedding. Rolled fondant tuxedos and chocolate strawberries decorated the groom’s marvelous cake.

The three rivers echoed with the sounds of Dreamscape, an energetic live band fronted by John Parker and Tammi Dahl (888/457-2263,


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